Beat Google’s Panda Algorithm
Google’s panda algorithm is a recent change in the way they rank website’s that focus’s a great deal on quality.
What they started doing is having bots track a number of people. It would track their actions and the way they acted on certain websites. Google learned to see through human eyes with their bot’s, that’s why quality of a site means a lot more now. So when a bot show’s up at your website, it now starts off with a human point of view.
How to beat it, what they are putting heavy weight on.
1. How heavy your template footprint is.
Notice that there is hardly any original content above the fold, that means there is much more template than content. The rest of the content on the page is duplicate content. PENALTY
2. Pages with empty content
Like a page you are directing to another website, or one with a few sentences that directs to another website. Or simply an empty page that only contains advertising. PENALTY in quality.
3. Having multiple different pages for one keyword.
Most of us are guilty of this, you want to target a given keyword to get to the top! but google now see’s right through this. 1 quality page targeting 1 keyword is all you need.
4. High add ratio
This goes for any add, adsense and adzilla! If you have a high add ratio it is a PENALTY in the eyes of Panda, though adsense will encourage it, only to bust the marketer’s.
5. Affiliate Links & Robot Generated Content
1 affiliate link, okay that seems legit.. 1 in the header, 1 in the body, 1 in the sidebar, another in the sidebar, 2 in the footer? PENALTY. As of right now there is no bot that can generate content smart enough to throw off the google bots. Until that wonderful day comes its better to stay away from it, and focus on quality content because you get rated for it.
Are you breaking any of these rules? if so, that is one reason your having trouble ranking. This is the future of the internet, so i would start practicing it!